The Problem Printer.

“Last week I was with one of my summer interns in the lobby when a receptionist complained that her printer wasn’t working. The intern horsed around with it and discovered a pen stuck inside the printer… So he grabs a piece of paper and starts scrawling on it…” See image: “Whitespace in Document Design: Why It Matters.” –The Problem Printer. Evil Techie) Forwarded to me by one of my students……

NASA's Incoming Calls to Public Affairs are Out of This World

“When the phone rings at Kennedy Space Center’s public affairs office, the caller might just communicate with aliens. Or have psychic powers. Or see UFOs. Whether they’re hiding in a phone booth from perceived pursuers or trying to sell a space rock, the callers want to talk to NASA, the space agency, the ultimate authority in all things cosmic.” Chris Kridler –NASA’s Incoming Calls to Public Affairs are Out of…

Why do we love puzzles? Professor fills in the blanks

“He steadily brings us through the history, citing the magic squares of China, the first puzzle magazines in the 18th century, the 19th-century American crazes (when pros began to make a living at it), and the 200 million Rubik’s Cubes sold in the 1980s. Enigmas, charades, riddles, anagrams, cryptograms, rebuses, duck-rabbit images, mathematical brain-crushers, Chinese tangrams – all get their moment of shrewd scrutiny.” Carlin Romano reviews The Puzzle Instinct…